[Sca-cooks] My dinner de-brief
t.d.decker at att.net
Sun Jun 3 13:01:27 PDT 2012
>>What's the earliest mention anyone here has seen of citrus fruits north of
>>Spain and Italy?
> It's not early, but Rumpolt has a *lot* of recipes with lemon. Including
> salted lemons, which would travel better than fresh lemons.
Lemons show up in Sabina Welserin (1553).
I have encountered a reference to oranges being delivered to Southhampton in
a Spanish ship in 1290, but have not located the original source. Queen
Eleanor (wife of Edward I) is supposed to have purchased some, so there may
be a reference in the royal accounts.
John Lydgate (1370-1451) references oranges and lemons in the poem Pur le
Roy celebrating the arrival of Henry VI in London in 1432.
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